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jobs. and they know that it's not about republican or democrat. it's who stood with them at unch time. and i was with them. >> joe donnelly, good to ha yowithsnth s" 's "the ed show." i'm ed shultz. the "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. good evening, thank you. ooers the newest data on the state of the election in two of the swingiest of the swing states. ohio and flora, n d out today. "the washington post" putting out new numbers showing president obama ahead by eight points in iowa and four points in florida. while the swing state map is inatre mbody is wahi the because that's where you wrap up the ves that allow you to win the election, there's new national polling now for what it's worth. there's newolling eve day. the republican leaning poll is out with their new national numbs today. their national tracking poll
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point nationally. the gallup traing poll putng president obama up by three points today nationally. that's in big pre pee hagon in the presidential race. for an even bigger picture perspective on those national numbers, i should point out to you that of the last 20 national presidential polls, of the 20 nation polls taken in the month of septr,rygl onfhose it 20 polls shows president obama winning nationally. the range varies from one point up to eight points in some other polls. but 20 straight national polls showg president obama ahead. that's what you call a tren no wernoatnd i depressing to republicans or whether it fires them up to try to do better for their candidate, honestly the wisdom is that one of the most
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consequential things that can haen because of polling like thrks one of the the things that lling can cause is that it can have a fatal affect on fundraising. it's interesting. had a big picture review of the romney campaign struggl struggles. it includedsceve sith published it. quote, to get a flavor of the challenge before them, one top donor said that after mitt romney spoke at a fundraising breakfast on friday, a will-mitt n who paid to attend that o fundraiser. so at their table of ten men, they asked each other, will mitt win? of the ten men, not a single man said yes. of ten active mitromney supporters were actely
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or hthat moment with their money, zero said he will n. and they admit to that at the fundraiser. that's not a phenomenon that can last a super long time. you don't get to sit around at 0 p fundraisers talking about how your guy is going to lose. eventually you're going to stop going to those fundraisers. you will stop throwing good money after bad. luckily for the romney campaign, there is a solution to ts potential problem that can be usedll this potential fundraising campaign death spiral. there's a way around it. a new argument emerged about the polling at says that mitt romney is losin the race and losing badly in the new polls, gh thels are all ment on the wrong. mathematically. even the fox news poll. they are all unfairly skewed to make it look like obama is
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winning when, in fact, that's not the case. the new argument on the right is thatf you recoigurl th mainstream polls to unskew if i them to make them be less liberal, they don't look like this anymore with 20 straight polls for obama. instead they look like this. hey, yeah, that's way better. mitt romney is actually winning all ofhe recentls t tht president obama was winning. the guy who did this it neat trick, the unskewing of the polling so mitt romney wins in every one instead of losing in every one, that guy explained his methodology tohe folks at buzz feed saying he created this new romney-always-wins polling site, quote, after reading a "washington post" poll that just didn't look right noting that the polling had sampled more democrats than republicans. sampling more democrats than republicans. , thatou l reasonable argument. everybody might have reason to
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be suspicious of the polls showing president obama lead in if, in fact, pollsters are systemicallyversampling democrats when doing their polling. that's not what pollsters are doing. they are not going out and inr maoc for their polls in order to fill some quota to get the liberal result they want. pollsters polling the swing states are finding more people calling themselves democrats in those swing states because there are more people calling inatselvesemocrats in t it's not a biassed look at the states. it's a look at the stes that show the states have a democratic bias. that's why president obama is winning there. the electrorates are leaning democratic. just to create a whole new
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fantasy electorate to replace the re electorate bee doeha the real electorate seems poised to do. trying to turn the polls themselves into a controversy. i was amazed when this happened. today it moved on from being a source of skrept cservive ychogicamf itov o those corners of the internet to being the official line of the romney campaign itself. mid-afternoon today, the romney campaign started leaking news that they say their iernal polling daoesn't reay ha them losg oht l. thays,s, t polls show them losing ohio, but their internal romney polls show mr. romney specially tied in ohio. at least they show romney inside the margin of error in ohio. but again,hey are not releasing this magical internal ey sg 'st ta. sa kind of like the summary of mitt romney's tax returns. if it's true they have internal
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polling data doing great in ohio, just in the interest of their donors, shouldn't they release those numbers? this isn't a magic thing. al poll, which we can see the data for, we can see not only that it in ohio, president obama is up by eigh we can see why president obama is up by eight in ohio. that "waington post" poll out today has other data in it l oo voters say they have f been contacted by the obama campaign. that contacted by the campaign number is seven points lower in term ls of the romney campaign. the obama campaign is doing it better. they are talking to more voters in ohio. e t reporting that it's not just ohio. the obama campaign has double the number of field staff as the romney campaign and in a number of key swing state, the obama folks have twice the number of field office
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"t.ameoo at the payroll numbers. they find the obama campaign is employing twice the number of staff as the the romney campaign last month at about the same cost. there are twice as many people working on o cpaign if you excle th00 t ro cigaiut i bonuses to its campaign officials last month, the romney's payroll number was still roughly theame as president obama's even though president obama had double the number of boots on the ground. fewer romney staff e but ty t pa lre there's a reason president obama is ahead in the last 20 national polls. there's a reason he's up by eight in the latest "washington post" poll in ohio. his campaign is doing more and taesidt obama is winning his effort at reelection.
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now is whenou see the signs of desperation. there are two kinds of political desperatio there's the aboveound dember setiinventing a whole new polling method whereby your guy wins all the time instead of losing all the time because even fox news is in on the conspiracy to make it loolike obama is winning, that's aboveground desperation. at least it's happening in the light of day where everybody can see it. here's what's happening a little below the surface on the right. this is what underground political desperation looks like 41 days before the election when the republican candidate is clearly sing. this is a web ad just been reased by a nservative outside oup acsingrent obama of being in bed with the muslim brotherhood, which by the way, is trying to take over america. the group skponl for this ad ys it's part of a $7 million online ad buy. $7 million, we spoke with thi cause we couldn't believe it
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was that high. they assured us. this ad was part of a $7 million online ad buy. th's just in online distribution for this ad and a number of others like it. they will taet voters on. whether it turns up on tv remains to be seen. tv ads are not in the works, but they are talking to donors about that possibility. but honestly, we shall die as mar tars, why mr. president? this kind of stuff usually functions br hedo tht ie -profile settings where it can be scrutinized more widely. another place for underground attacks associated with a lot of money is from our old friend ralph reid. "the new york times" reporting that reid and his faith and freedom coalition is set to pour
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$12 million into their campaign th year. andy k g his hands on what he was spending his money on. it's labeled as a 2012 voter registration confirmation survey. question on how do you re barack obama's overall performance as president so far? here are your choices. excellent, good, fair, poor, abysmal, undecided, or i consider him an enemy of liberty and the values that builtur et gat na. apl questions, there's an issue summary that you have to read. it's the statement of facts before you get to answer your questi. here's the issue summary. the statement of facts. the anti-american communist dictator hewoe chavezalls ckmaraba and believes president obama is to the left of himself and fidel
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castro. that's the issue summary. these are the the facts. now the question. when fidel castro hailed the passage o obama care as a clonk this is because he is honestly concerned with the well-being of americans or is it more likely that cost troe sees obama care as the fastest way to bring socialism to america? what do you think? how mu danger do you think bert ia lt o president obama's policies, actions and agenda for america's future? it's how much. you have to kwuquantity fie thi. it could be all of these. more serus than the threats we faced in world war ii from naz si germany and the japanese because the attack on liberty today is from our own government. that's one choice. or, more serious than the threat we face from the soviet union during the cold war.
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or all of the abe. or sious butios the threats to liberty listed above. for all the communist pollsters, that's one of the choices. you were asked if you will pledge right nown thi svey v on november 6th if you are physically able to do so. you have to fill in the bubble saying you're saring to do it and you have to sign your name there to verify your pledge. and also please send ralph reed some money. ydouest emergency freedom saving donation right now? ralph reed is going to spend $12 million this election cycle. that's a lot of postage for hilarious polls. i'm sure rph reed himself he's taking for this surveying that he's doing, but $12 million
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even minus the considerable fee, that's got to be a lot of money. that's aot of comparing president obama to hitler and plse sign he if you and li the obama is inviting the muslim brotherhood to destroy america ad campaign? that's a lot of money, b this is what the campaign is going to start to look like from here on out. when the campaign gets tough, the campaigning gets weird and stand weirdly nasty. inus i a distinguished senior fellow bob, thank you for being here. a difficult survey, right? >> that's a great survey. >> my favorite part is your choices on how abysmalresi obis, hiser performance. after you get to abysmal, there's still lower choices for you. so underground tactics like this. this isn't quite the racist campaign flier under the
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windshield w in the chu int, i the digital age version of that. how do you know whether or not this stuffs going to work? >> the the first thing you need to to know about the gop is this is a party that needs ofessional counselling. they don't believe in olution, thonel t president was born in this country. they don't believe the polls now. so now they are running these weir ads. but they are in fantasy land. they are going back to an era when these kinds of ads could gesome tctn. bu's se old thing. it's presenting the candidate, the democratic candidate as the other. they think it's easier now because barack obama is african-american. so they prent him as the other, the friend of the muslim brotherhood, thederl here is that he's black. but the country has changed.
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it's not the same. so they are out of touch with wh's going on in the countr and the secondroblheve dem strask issue. the country has changed in terms of the makeup of the population. you know, we don't know what's going to happen with this election. it could still go either way. but if the republican party doesn't change its message and sttegies and it's whole message, it's doomed because it can no longer function in what the united states has become. >> that issue about the legitimacy of the president and trying to other rise him, i found myselfn reading the right-wing argunts, it's not ju s frogworld. it's definitely relatively respected republican pollsters starting to get on board. it made me start to think about let's say thelectn goeshe th polls st's going to
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go. aren't they laying the groundwork to say he stole the lek? that his election is illetima illegitimate? whether or not you think he's foreign, he couldn't possibly be a legitime president for a second term. >> they are never going to acknowledge he's legitimately president. he can serve the full eight years. they are not going to acknowledge he was legitimate. but the question becomes, can it remain viable as a party? and the rea problem that the repuicanve i mean the polls come after the fact. the polls are a reflection of what's going on in the united states. the al problem that the republicans have in this campaign is, they have a terrible candidate. mitt romney is n a gd caat t ntiay br problem is that the electorate does not seem to be buying what the republicans are offering. when romney picked ryan as vice president, i said to my wife, i
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think romney may have lost the election here. the reason i said that because byicki p, i opened up that argument of the republican party as extreme and the democrats just pounced on that as you would expect them to do. and the country does not want those extreme aspects of the republican party, thosext rit wi policies. they do realize that's what got us into this trouble both overseas with the war in iraq and also with the economy. and they are not going for it anymore. the republic nlonger believes that the way to help middle class and low-incoilis give more money to the rich. so i thought that mitt romney would pivot to the middle. he decided not to do that. >> i feel like the country puicans people in the mile and on the left want a republican party that's essentially giving a good fight.
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so we can have a big hashed out discussion about how to fix our problems. i'll be talkingore about that later in the show about something that's been left out of the campaign. but i think even the left is rooting for the repubcan party to get its act ther. ecaue don't want one party. we want two viable parties. >> we want to benefit from somebody who is right winning a real debate. we're a long way off. thank you for being here. fda voters, i have something to tell you about your particular role in the election this year. in order to vote this year, you're going to have to read a slim novel of terrifying power. it's a short ok, but it's book length. i will elain in a moment. my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose.
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the nean washington, d.c. has the nickname. you know that team right? we all call that team by its name all the time. do you ever think about that nickname? it's been well litigated. what if the equival w f jewish people or chinese people or any other ethnically-defined group of people were used as a nickname? a lot of colleges including syracusend stanford and miami of ohio decided some te ago th wouldtop ungds tt mean native american as their
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sports mascots. but not the washington, d.c. pro football team. so we just live with it. also weirdhe republican sssesena in e grt e weorheasght on how the highest prile senate rate in the country between scott brown and lelizabeth warrn has turned into a flat out racial campaign with the publican incumbent running agains hishallenger just straight up on the basis of race. everyby habeeneporng o this campaign as if that fact about it is normal, but it's really not normal. it's not even normal in a country where we still have native american football mascots. the brown campaign running on race got worse today. it's hard to believe, but it did. that story is ead. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it!
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reelection campaign of scott brown of massachusetts is n af o stunts. it's like an ann colter column. except it's a senate campaign. so for example, earlier this month on the anniversary of occupy wall street, scott brown's staffers wenton izh ennted el thi cake to her. get it it? elizabeth warren is like an occupy activist. so she gets a cake from scott brown. their stunt was trying to delivethis melting sheet cake. theyere so proud to have it
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eyetic o themselves trying to pull off the stunt. there's a long history of people trying to provoke their opponents so they do something embarrassing or damaging if they cod ha thareaction ul t.oon filngat at i'm about to show you is not that. it's not run of the mill politics. it's not delivering an unappealing sheet cake to your opponent which you find hirious. this is different. here's the context. at last week'sebat bwe scotbrow a elizabeth warren, senator brown right out of the gate, before anything was discussed, first thing scott brown attacked elizabeth warren for being native american because he says, she looks white toim. e a native american.xlag clearly, she's not. >> scott brown is also a one-n racial litmus test.
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don't kno i your great granother was czech? ask scott brown. he can tellight away. he could count the number of white grandparents president obama had by look iing at his j line or his posture or something. i mean what he's saying here is at's not a nativ er. ane onk a r. and by the way, affirmative action, everybody freak out. >> i don't know and neither do the viewers know wheth in fact she got ahead as a result of that checking ofhe box. >> how would senator brown know if he got ahead? he's an expert in her ethnic ancestry not on her career. that was on thursday. i can't understand why it didn't get more attention nationally. especially when the brown campaign followed it u with an ad repting the sam fake
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scandal, which is either that you should not vote for elizabeth warren because she's native american or that scott brown thinks she looks too white to be nive american. that's the choice for wh t e beltw press is incapable of giving scott brown attention of a kind of any subject, but the fact he's running a race-based reelection campaign has not been clear enough, now it has to be getting too clear tognor >> in between the time scott brown said that elizabeth warren looked too white to him to a meereleased a campaign ad attacking her for being native american, this happened. this is a scott brown rally on saturday. what you're looking at and hearg and recoiling from is
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fi scottrowntaffers and republican party oti anting fake war whoops that are supposed to sound native american-like. they are doing the move called the tomahawk chop to make fun of native americans. the abc affilia in bton idtifi the serss the deputy chief of staff, state director for massachusetts, his special assistant and a massachusetts state republican partyoperative. he has his senate staff out there doing this. you pay their lary. sted by the blue mass group blog, but it's run throughout the boston media. he was asked about the tape. afr turning down an offer to look at the footage, he says he doesn't condone th from his staff, but the are his staffe andhisis t apparently is the 21st century.
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this is what voting looked like in flida. reur at the univeity of
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tampa waiting so long they sat down in the hallway with their homework and at ast they got to wait inside. at other polling places, voters wait outside in the rain. this is the last sunday before the election in 2008. people waited thrghinha stretched r three city blocks. some people brought towels to help others dry off enough to vote. they brought sandwiches and pizzas, anytng to get people to brave the long lines and vote. that was for early voting. the lines were still long on eltionay. gu s up at 6:10 in the morning and found 48 people in line ahead of him. good morning. you're number 50. enjoy the wait. that's how it went in 2008. last time florida voted. this is what the ballot lood like in 2008ntaa. it's four pages, two pieces of paper front and back. while the people were waiting in line, this is the ballot they
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were waiting in line for the chance to fill out. do y want to see what the ballot looks like this year gger iix p o three pieces of paper. they call them cards for voting, but it's six pages. there are 15 referendum questions. they are printed in full. these are not summaries. the ballot i 25orlong. that's not even voting for people. we're talking 2500 words plus of just the other ballot questions that aren't about candidates and who is running for president and senator. look at this page. can you fi the balt qution his page? yes. at the bottom. you're supposed to mark at the bottom. and tampa's ballot, this ballot is actually quite short compared to some of the other ones. the ballot in miami-dades years pages, t giant pages filled with tiny type.
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it's happening all or the state. the election supervisor in monroe county calls the ballot there, a monster. in pinellas county, the election pervisor says this is the longest bt i canremember. the voter who sees this the first time may need smelli salts. the huge ballots take awhile to read and fill out. then you have to stand there and scan it in. page after page. and even before this year's monster ballots, florida knows eyave oblem wion lines to vote. with the monster ballots set to slow things down even further this year, what is the state of florida doneo make sure everybody can get through the voting lines? they he cut early voting . 2008 hundreds of thousands voted early in florida. turn up in florida went up by 800,000 people. and this guy, the democratic candidate for president won florida and won the election. now that guy is on the ballot
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again this year. so they are not going to make o knows if it's connected, but florida's republican governor for this it election cut the days for early voting almost in half. yesterday a federal judge removed the last hurdle t florida's new law. it's true. florida voters are going to have fewer days this year when they even though the ballo thave to cast is totally, unprecedently giant. a n poll from the florida times union finds the president with a slim lead over mitt romney in florid the lead is built on support from african-american voters and hispanic voter who is are going for obama by 32 points. a new report from the nonpartisan advancement project details legal changes put in ple by republican sta officials for this election. changes that it will make it haer to vote in thosestates. ter purgend cil early voting and making it harder to register and showing
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documentation and that not all legal voters have, voting changes have made vote iing har inays the advancement project says could keep ten min lati cenm registering. in t sng states of colorado, florida, and virginia they affect more hispanic voters than the entire margin of democratic victory in 2008. hold on. there's more. challenge the need for such heavy measures with olay. regenerist micro-sculpting serum fi sinay pretty heavy lifting for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. i evenrote a play about that. symptomreain y dome and periods that we heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers.
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is it time to reconsider foreign aid to countries where many of the people don't want us around? >> how would you as president manage the continuing issues of the arab spring differently? >> would you consider the tnistates?ptian rime all >> should the castro brothers worry about a romney presidency? >> what would you tell latino families looking at you asking for realexeiing, what about us? >> what's your plan to reach latinos and whyre you so far below president obama in preference? >> that was all jose doiadiazba la he ialso host of the sunday morning public affairs show and
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he joins us tonight for the interview. welcome. it's nice to have you here. thanyou. >> i'm living a dream by being on your show. >> flatter wil get you everywhere. congratutionon those interviews. i learned a lot from watching them. in thiz conversation with you, president obama predicted the republican party would need to make changes. they would be ford to reevaluate some thing pchs do you think republicans are gng to come to agree with that? eybe.eybetter. let's talk about the hispanic community for a minute. 20 million could be eligible to vote. 12 million will vote this next november. if a political party believes they can igno, tnheirac orve dwi s of the the main issues, a large group of voters really cares about, if any political party believes they can just ignore at issue, i was born in fort
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lauderdale, i have some land they can bui higrise on if they think they can ignore that population. every month in the united states of america, 50,000 latinoids turn 18 years of age. 18 equals potential voters. and you know what? stg hat political leaders are saying and doing and not doing. so you know, this is an important issue that i think the president, you know, spoke of it very specifically. they better realize both poca parties better realize this is a force not going away and it's only going to get bigger, as big as 50,000 new poteial voters every month. >> i think the democrats take comfort in the margins that they have with lato voters nationwideooki bro a puon but every time you talk to republicans about it, they say,
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yeah, but it's a sleeping jiebt jientd. there are 21 million people eligible to vote, but we are expecting only 12 million of them to turn out to te. tiot enthusiasm and turn out in registration? >> ask sharon angle why she's not a senator in nevada. let's talk about enthusiasm therand ask harry reid why he continues to be the leader of the senate in this country a who hel h win reelection. and some say it wasn't as much harry reid winning reelection as sharon angle losing an election where immigration was center of the discussion for many months. i've got to tell you methg. eigssue that president obama needs to worry about, and is worried about as far as the latino community is concerned, is that they will come out to vote. no one doubts the numbers. the nbcwall strjonal"
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po every month shows, as a matter of fact, the gap increasing. more latinos are supporting obama than they are romney month after month after month. but i am not convinced that they are all going to come out to vote for a number of reasons this coming november. in terms of what would move th? do t i picy or something about the way the campaigns are trying to goose that turn out? >> i think policy has a lot to do with it. the dpefred action to help maybe 1.5 million young kidshat know no other country but thi country tha a wlingo e ed forces and give their life for this country, don't even speak the language from the country they were originally brought from with no decision on their part, their parents brought them in. those kids, for example, are w being able to ceutrom r shadows of fear and darkness in this country. even it's a two-year period, but it helps. these are the issues that are
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going to have a lot to do with the elections. >> jose, i haveeen a -t fa ofs. i hope you come back. it was great to have you. >> it's a pleasure to be with you. president obama addressed the united nationseneral assembly here in new york today, which should have done sething it did not do in our politics. that's next. [ male announcer ] the 2013 smart comes with 8 airbags, a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety.
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and i will always defd tir gh to do so. president obama speaking today at the u.n. here in new york. one of the times on the presidential trail you get the advantage of the incumbency thing. speaking a heaf ste, addressing other state, getting to talk about yourself as commander in chief. although he was campaigning, there's nothing like those optics for the guys who are running to repce him. still they're doing what they autic to be doing. payan alson ohi week >> he' the killer. president obama just the other day, he said on tv that i can't change washington from the inside. why doe send presidents to the white house in tstac isn't that why we send presidents to washington, to change washington?
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>> this is parentally the new thing that president obama said it's hard to change washington from the inde. mitt romy isn rdin thace thing on the presidential campaign trail, but apparently they want it to be a scandal. which of course is ridiculous but i highlight that speech for the reason other than the hypocrisof t dumb change in washington ne. d t reanhlt because paul ryan new stump speech is now tentatively branching out into foreign policy. kind of. >> i mean, turn on the tv and it remind you of 79 tehran, but theye buingur fn cals ad tworld. they're storming our embassies. we've lost four of our diplomats and what is the signal that our government is sending the world. >> paul ryan wants to loo like
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esidt ob ione-term jimmy cartier and paul ryan would be cast as ronald reagan. but it's notable that he's even trying in a campaign that's bn wig abl to engage america in the larger world. he's finally trying to do it. in terms of what they're going to do, on even just say the issue of war we're in right now, they he reay bn uil ge ybe iseans they'll start. so far, i mean, famously mr. romney didn't mention the war in afghanistan at all. he explained in speeches like that you don't go through a laundry list. you go through things that are important. the war sn'tmptant to it nus scill afghanistan. here's another one. if you go to mitt romney's website right now and you type the word drones into the search box on the website because you
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want to kn his position. you will find three results. three. onresult is mr.omney cricg maft a drone crashed in iran. then there's a policy paper criticizing the obama administration for talking about drones to news outlets like "the new york times" and you have one of the iures for killing osama bin laden. if you want to know what his policy is, by using flying killer robots to do it, the answer is that he also thinks kig was a good idea. he wouldn't crash one in iran. any questions? it is days like this when you realize that however important this predeial campaign is and this decision is, that we as a country have to make between these two candidates, our ght no are etial fng th're essentially impotent now
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for debating questions like this one. choosing between candidates is supposed to be the way we choose between policies in important thing that affect or country including natnalsety bur politics have been allowed to shrink if one side don't want to talk about it, we're not going to debate it as a country. let people in washington figure it out. a new report out today says our seet drone policy,che've enleinhe betr pa of a decade, may be radicalizing the residents with a radical country. we're not going to debate that all. that's not a policy matter that's bort some national discussion. nope ideas aut maybe a choing in course. this is what the democratic president is doing. the republican party has no competing ideas on this a all? nothing to say? with ts policy, due process
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that we afford people, that we kill people, the due process ultimately consists of the president of the united states making the call. but we are in the process of picking who's going to be the next president and we're not asking where these two men stand on that issue or if ty t sd tpower. if that power should exist. if we're not going to ask these questions now. lo a this week. you have president obama at the un talking about the policy of paan hillary clinton meeting the president of pack is an on the same day. you have the developing story of the one attk yte that killed a al qaeda leader. and you have a presidential
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campaign. but the conversation when it comes to this stuff is he seems like jimmy carter. i read that he was a one-term prident once. really? 's ye hoouis whou you do differently if the answer is we'd be stronger, that's not an answer. we deserve a politics that is dapable of giving us choices or setting up a debate abo nd toner reasonable ideasbo gsovent does in our names. i know what the oba administration's position is on afghanistan. because he's the presiden i have no idea what mt romney would do different in afghanistan, if anything. i know what the obama's administration is on drones. i frankly find that position hair raising. i know what the obama administration's position is on pakistan. i know mitt romney thinks pakistan is very import